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Focus 4/13
Focus 4/13

Guests:  Claton Bellot with the  University of Illinois IT Services, Adam Lopez of Springfield School District 186, State Senator Andy Manar, Paul Palazzolo, and Ward 1 Alderman Frank Edwards.  Show Date:  April 13, 2014

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